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Cobra India Pale Ale - La Micro de Bromont

Cobra India Pale AleCobra India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 12.91%

Brewed by:
La Micro de Bromont
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-06-2003)
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Reviews by Lexx:
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2.35/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pretty nice golden amber color with a very large-bubbled, soapy head and minor, tight spotty lacing.
The scent is of caramel, green apples, with a slightly floral perfume.
Okay, this seriously tastes like blood. Like when you were a kid and would cut yourself and suck on it. Maybe with a little bit of apple in it. If it didn't remind me so much of blood, it might be kind of pleasant. The blood does lessen as you drink it... I was able to get a little bit of a tart berry taste, but SO much iron. The bitter finish isn't bad, though. Over all, it's tolerable, but definately not something I'd choose to drinnk often.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 02:41:25 | More by Lexx
More User Reviews:
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-31-2013 11:53:27 | More by papat444
Photo of KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-29-2012 01:00:47 | More by KalanM
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-24-2011 02:29:45 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Saint Bock in Montreal, Canada.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger frothy white haed. There was good retention and lacing. Chill haze noted.

The smell featured a light grassy hop and a light husky malt.

The taste conssited of a light grainy malt with a touch of lemon and mint. There was a light grassiness as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with good carbonation.

Overall an uneventful but easy to drink ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2009 20:58:41 | More by plaid75
Photo of pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Bright amber-orange color...decent cap...good glass- lacing qualities.

Aroma: classic IPA: carmelized malts with musty-grassy golding tones and some nice fruitiness (over-ripe peaches).

A big chew of sweet caramel and fruits in the front...hops show mid way more bittering than anything...don’t really add to the complexity...wet finish, musty, slow bittering.

Tad sweet and not enough hops for my liking...but a good crafted ale....more like a strong American pale than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2007 23:49:37 | More by pootz
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up in Montreal

Pours a slightly hazy golden/orange, thick off white head, very rocky, nice chunky lace, good retention. Smell is very fruity, kind of buttery, alcohol, bit of citrus, kind of weird. Taste is very strange, very sweet, iron, citrus, sour apple aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, alcohol warmth. Not sure what to think.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 02:35:35 | More by Viggo
Photo of drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My mother in law brought this back for me from Gasbe in Quebec.

had it in a brown 341 twist off bottle.

A- amber/copper/ a little foggy, somewhat like a wheat beer.

S- malty, a little spicy(willemtte hops maybe) slighty caramel.

T- Creamy n malty, a little spicy as well (kindof reminds me of Creemore springs Lager)

M- fairly good, very smooth

D- one or two at a time. I dont think it as a session beer. But i think of it as a nice treat.

I wish that this beer was sold in Ontario, i only get to try it every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 01:46:39 | More by drinkininthewood
Photo of vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received in CANBIF 2006. Thanks, Matt!

This is a complex beer, and the care and effort that went into it are evident, but I don't think it's a good representative of the style.

Its appearance is classic IPA, with a coppery body and a nice rocky head sitting on top. Herbal hops come across in the smell, but they're duking it out with a caramel malt backbone that gets even more assertive as the beer warms.

The taste is a tug-of-war between hoppy bitterness and the malt. The malt wins and tastes almost buttery, more like an English IPA. A dry finish and medium mouthfeel bring this one back slightly to American IPA territory. The overall result, however, isn't cohesive and the disparate elements don't work well together.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 18:21:46 | More by vanrassel
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Astringent aggressively carbonated bitter brew with drying aftertaste. Golden flow yellow, alcohol in aroma, freezing of the palate. A bit of citrus hop in there, not too malted, though a drop of honey. Medium mouthfeel. Not a good example of this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2005 02:54:46 | More by Sammy
Photo of Tim2000

Quebec (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

341 mL brown bottle, no freshness date. Label says 6.1% abv.

Crystal clear amber coloured liquid, with a head that dies down to lace within a few minutes.

Rich malty aroma, sweet and spicy. Very appetizing.

Very sweet, bready taste, slightly fruity. The bitterness is quite subdued for an India pale ale, and the hop flavours are not very distinct, a bit spicy but mainly just a background bitterness that dominates the aftertaste. Ends moderately dry. This is a full-bodied ale, with a low but appropriate level of carbonation.

Overall a pleasant brew, but nothing exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2005 02:38:38 | More by Tim2000
Photo of 3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark yellownish colour, with a great foamy head and alot of carbonisation, unclear beer. The head stays all along the beer and let itself die on the glass.

Doesnt taste much, some aromas of fruits, banana and hops nothing I can detect much except what told here.

The hops hit you, some tiny caramel flavour with a maltish aspects follow, a light aroma of fruits is present

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2005 06:38:16 | More by 3Vandoo
Photo of LaSalle

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Orange Copper with a light orange-cream head.

Nose: Prepares the palette for a medium-bodied brew. Very fresh caramelized
Malt notes (almost roasted) with a moderate but robust hop presence. Also notes of raisins. Very enticing.

Taste: Relatively complex, attacking the palette from all sides at once. Very prominent malt flavours, which aren’t so much balanced but rather “counter-attacked” by a formidable hop (goldings?) presence. Very “copper” tasting.

Finish: The finish moves towards a reasonable balance. Leaving a rather nice and robust roasted hop presence.

Overall: A nice fresh american style pale. A nice malt tinged change. A pretty good showing overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2004 01:27:36 | More by LaSalle
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a generous head with average retention. Aroma is quite malty and somewhat floral. Taste is quite bitter as expected with medium malt. Would have liked a more complete body to really enjoy this one with maybe some added sweetness. Still a good IPA and probably one of the best beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2004 16:37:30 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Beersignal

Quebec (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured fully amber with the warm highlights of stained wood mouldings. Cream coloured and creamy head of lasting foam sat atop the beer and left clumps of lace from top to bottom.

Odours of caramel, honey (madeira) and malt dominate but allow notes of essence of maple sap and hard wood to permeate. Light touches of orchard fruits (apples and peaches) manage to shine in the back.

First sip revealed a medium roundness and gritty texture. Flavours of malt, vanilla, candied sugar were followed by heady notes of spent grains. A very firm and balancing bitterness cleansed the palate for the next sip.

This was evidently an older sample as the madeira flavours were becoming quite prominent. Fresh samples carried more floral hops and less sweetness, were more complex. This beer will no longer be available as the brewery is closed due to bankruptcy. I will miss this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2004 01:20:33 | More by Beersignal
Photo of Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The nose is caramelic. After allowing the liquid to come and play with your tastebuds, the malt dances with hops through a lingering bitterness, rather restrained though, but still one of Le Chaudron's best. Good beer. The bottles I've had unfortunately showed a little metallic taste, better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2004 05:11:16 | More by Rastacouere
Photo of kbub6f

New York

3.9/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Marché du Boisé (boul. des Forges, T-R), 6/11/03, stored cool dark, 2600 miles in my trunk. The bottle says 5.9% abv, the website says 6.1% abv.

Tiny implosions leave little cavities in the big, off-white, dense head. The beer is a slightly hazy amber/gold. The thick, clumpy head blends into the clumpy lacing. Smell is a sweet candy sugar, with some decent hops. Ya! Bitter right out of the gate. Peppery, too. There's some deep malt in the middle, but it's fairly mild compared to the hoppy front and finish, which also shows a little fruit, but mega bitter hops. Strangely, there's some slightly sweetish cream in the aftertaste, but mostly the hops just leave your mouth feeling like a grapefruit peel.

This is a very cool fruity, hoppy beer. One of the few Canadian hoppy IPAs I've been able to find.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2003 07:49:00 | More by kbub6f
Cobra India Pale Ale from La Micro de Bromont
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